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About Me:

I bring a great deal of both life and professional experience to my work with you. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I worked for fifteen years in the Human Resources field in high-tech. After taking time out to raise children and run a small business I decided to pursue a second career. I had been thinking about becoming a therapist since I started college the first time around and I decided to follow that long-held interest.

Through my own professional journey, I am now grateful to be working in a field to which I feel so connected, and I feel privileged to support clients as they progress towards growth and healing.

In addition to my current position in private practice, I also work at a community services agency providing therapy to older adults. I have provided school-based counseling for the Santa Clara Union School District and have worked at a nonprofit agency in collaboration with children, teenagers, adults, couples, families, and groups.

In my free moments, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and often can be found in nature, hiking, exploring and kayaking.

Education:

B.A. Liberal Studies, San Jose State University
M.A. Counseling, Palo Alto University

Volunteerism:

Critical incident responder and grief group facilitator with the Centre for Living with Dying program. (2014-2018)

Professional Affiliations:

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC)